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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The girl behind the cake

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It has become very clear that all you need for a great birthday, is good cake, and best friends.
(and what is up with that crazy green lens flare?)
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Getting a free drink at Starbucks and a free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's doesn't hurt either.
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Last year on my birthday, I was in Rome, standing in front of the Coliseum. Having a seven course meal, five of which courses were pasta (haha), and endless amounts of wine punch.  That was an amazing trip, and an amazing birthday. This year, I'm simply wearing the skirt I bought while I was there, and crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get back someday soon.
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The Rundown
Top Thrifted Ann Taylor Loft - Skirt Desigual - Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Splendid - Bag Lucky Brand Bella - Ring nOir Jewelry Pete the Porcupine - Necklace Made by Me "Stormy Sea"

63 comments:

  1. It's totally all about cake and eating whatever you want on your birthday...and looking gorgeous of course!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  2. oh...la...la You look fantastic birthday girl! Love the skirt.

    Happy Day
    Christiana

    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh! Happy Birthday!!! I'm sure you'll be back to Rome soon. : ) Looks like you had a great day though free treats are always a plus.

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  4. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had just as much fun today as it looks like you've had in years past :)

    And more skirts like that are definitely worth a return trip to Rome!

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  5. Happy Birthday! I Love the pics and Really LOVE your necklace and shoes. Really the whole ensemble is Fabulous!

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  6. Hey Lyddie,

    Those pics of you as a little girl were so sweet. Five courses of Pasta in Rome on a birthday sound fabulous.

    Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.

    (P.S. Came via Journey of Style)

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  7. Happy Birthday, you looked absolutely adorable then and stunning now!!

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  8. awwww happy birthday! and LOVE you birthday outfit. some colors on black, I should try this combo ;)

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  9. Love your outfit, Happy Birthday! Hope you make it back to Rome very soon!

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  10. happy birthday Lyddie!! i love these childhood pictures of you and i second necessity of good cake and friends! :)

    cute & little

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  11. Happy birthday, Lyddie! I love these pictures - and I love that you look just as happy today as you did then!

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  12. Happy Birthday! The picture with you and the trifle cake is a classic! I hope you enjoyed your day. And per usual, you should probably check the mail 5-10 days from now... one of these days it will be on time!

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  13. What a beautiful post and thanks for sharing some of your childhood pictures.:D

    Happy Birthday, Lydia!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  14. Happy birthday! Here's to many more.

    Gorgeous to and the necklace is beauuuutiful! :O)

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  15. Awwww, what adorable pictures! Hope you had a splendid birthday xx

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  16. OH Happy birthday then! I guess I'm a little bit late...
    It is so easy to recognize you on the pictures :) You're very cute, I love those old pictures.

    So : I wish you the best, and hope you'll go back to Rome (or Paris?...) soon.

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  17. Happy Birthday!

    Amazing photos!
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  18. Happy Birthday!

    Amazing photos!
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  19. Happy birthday! I agree - good cake and great friends make a fabulous day!

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  20. Did you throw your coin in trevi fountain??? :) :) happyyyyy bday

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  21. Aww... Happy birthday and those baby pictures are too cute! Great outfit! That printed flower skirt is so summery!

    invasionista

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  22. Aww, Happy Birthday! Those old pictures of you are so sweet!

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  23. Happy birthday! And the all-important question: what flavor was the cake this year??

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  24. Happy Birthday!! How amazing to be in Rome for your birthday last year! I went for a week two years ago and my hubby literally had to draaaaag me on the plane home. I would love to go back! Gorgeous skirt with a great memory, hope your birthday was fabulous! Loves, xoxo

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  25. Joyeux Anniversaire en retard alors! :D

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  26. Happy Happy Birthday! You look mahvelous, love that skirt! :)

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  27. I'm late, I'm late = so sorry I'm so late. Hope your day was fabulous and the gifts the best yet ... love love the pictures of little Lydiegal :-) Thanks for sharing kewtie-pie.

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  28. Happy birthday! that skirt is gorgeous.

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  29. Haaaappy birthday! I don't think my other comment posted, but if you get two then double happy birthday! Last year sounds like it was an awesome celebration, maybe you'll get to go again next year? I'm so glad you wore that necklace too, it's one of my favorites!

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  30. Happy Birthday! You were adorable as a little one and beautiful now! Loved the walk down birthday memory lane!

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  31. Sweet post and happy Birthday.

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  32. Happy birthday! That picture of you and the cake is priceless!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  33. AW YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LYDDIE! Hope your day was fantastic! (Definitely looks like it.) You look so happy in your pictures. How great it is to be alive!

    Photos of you as a girl are WAY TOO CUTE. And seriously - that one cake in the bowl thing. AH JAW DROPPING.


    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  34. Happy Bday.. you were just as gorgeous as a little gal as you are now.. love those pics thanks for sharing them with us.. and you are looking awesome.. I know this year will be a totally awesome one for you!!!
    xoxo J

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  35. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    and I agree...just give me a cake and a few friends and I'm good! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  36. Happy happy birthday pretty lady! Hope you had a funtabulous day.

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  37. It is unbelievable. I have the strong feeling I know your face from somewhere... but do not know from where. :-) You look realy good. I love your blog!

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have a wonderful day and please enjoy yourself. Save a piece of cake for me you know I love baked goods..lol

    BTW, You look wonderful, love the print on that skirt and please tell me you sell that necklace. I need one!! :)

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  39. oh my goodness, you havent changed a bit. I could tell from a mile away that that cutie pie was a young Lyddie Happy B-day

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  40. Happy Birthday, you look so happy in all these pictures. I love the skirt.

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  41. Happy Birthday, darling!!! What a fantastic photos:)
    Kisses and hugs

    Ps: I’m hosting a charming necklace GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

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  42. Luv the skirt! Happy Birthday : ) xx

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  43. Yayyy - Happy Birthday girl!! I love love love that outfit! Especially the top and the shoes. Gorgeous!

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  44. You havent aged a day! Only grown taller :) I love the photo of you staring into the bowl!

    Hope you had a wonderful bday and that your week is just as great! And that your european travel/return comes true :)

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  45. What a great set of pictures! And love this year's bday outfit. Have a great one! xo style, she wrote

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  46. Happy Happy Birthday to you Lyddie!! I've been kind of buried and sad and swamped at work, but you have been on my mind and I'm so happy I visited this post. I love your skirt and how special that you got it in Rome. Here is to a wonderful year ahead and a return trip in the future!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  47. Happy Birthday girl! I adore your necklace...what a statement piece! xo

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  48. Happy Birthday my fellow Aries..... Enjoy your day. Luv the skirt....

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  49. Awww, happy birthday! I agree, nothing can be better than cake, ice cream, AND coffee. A birthday trifecta! Hope it's a great one!

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  50. Hey! Happy Birthday!!! You already lucked out with the free coffee and ice cream! Here's to more fabulousness!!! :)

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  51. Maaaan I want that trifle! You looked fabulous; hope you had a FANTASTIC day! Happy belated birthday!

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  52. Happy Birthday! I loved seeing all those pictures of you, so much fun. I hope you had an amazing birthday!!

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  53. Happy Birthday! Love that skirt, glad it brings back good memories for you and hope you get a chance to re-visit Rome.

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  54. You've got a cake halo!!! If that doesn't say birthday princess I don't know what does. Rome is so lovely, especially for a birthday. Hope this one was equally, but differently, happy!

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  55. OMG I didn't know..... happy belated birthday !
    May all your dreams come true, specially the 7 course meal part in Rome :)
    Hugs.

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  56. Wow I am so behind on my blog reading! Happy belated bday! I hope youre able to go back to Rome and when you do remember you have one blogger friend that would love to go with ;)

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  57. I'm clearly behind on my blog reading! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D

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  58. I am trying to catch up on my comments, I love your photos as a child, you are super adorable! Belated happy Bday!

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  59. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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  60. finally a free moment so I can say happy (belated) birthday :)

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